This, as I have mentioned elsewhere, has turned into a full time job. It is currently unpaid, but we are applying for funding so that it is not. I have published a log before, but I thought it would be useful for people new to The Aunties to see what it looks like.
So what DO I do?
Well let’s take last month as our example, and go from there.
I drove 1190 kms. I worked for 166 hours. (And loved every minute of those hours).
Every day for varying amounts of time, Admin is: Phone (calls, texts), messenger, email; answering offers of stuff, organisations who would be useful, women who need stuff, daily contact with Kris, dealing with service providers (uniforms, cars, rent, power etc); writing blog posts; Social media (FB and Twitter) for fundraising, awareness raising, feedback, communicating needs, thanks, telling stories.
|Storage unit, KMart, refuge 12-4 +2 hours admin|
|Admin 3 hours|
|Storage, mail, PNS, WH, Uniform Shop, Refuge, Storage 9.30-2.30 + 3 hrs admin|
|5 x Pick ups NZPC 9.30 – 3 + 1 hr admin|
|Storage, WH, KMart, refuge, Storage 9.30 – 4 + 3 hrs admin|
|Pick up S, errands for her, Storage, drop S off, storage 9 – 5 + 4 hrs admin|
|6 x pickups, NZPC, Pillars NZ 8.30 – 2 + 4 hrs admin|
|refuge, Butterfly Creek 9.30-3 + 4 hrs admin|
|Pick up J, storage, tyres, refuge, WH, s/mkt, gas station 10 – 3 + 4 hrs admin|
|Refuge, Post Office, Mail, Meeting with K/M, M’s house, PNS, R 12-6 + 3 hrs admin|
|2 x pick ups, storage, refuge, lunch for D 9 – 3 + 3 hrs admin|
|Pick up S, pick up S2 from refuge, art gallery, take girls home 10.15 – 3.30 + 4 hrs admin|
|Storage, mail, refuge, Stardome, refuge 10-4 + 2 hrs admin|
|Pick up T, Shopping (Onehunga – Manukau) take T home 10.30-5 + 2 hrs admin|
|Storage, PNS, KMart, Refuge, Storage, 2x pickups 9.30-5.30 + 2 hrs admin|
|Storage, NZPC, 8x pick ups, meeting with 20/20 trust 8.30-4.30 + 3 hrs admin|
|Storage, PNS for D, storage 10.30 – 1 + 3 hrs admin|
|PNS, refuge, National Art supplies meeting, Warehouse, refuge. 9,15-3pm + 2 hrs admin|
|storage, swap car|
|1 x pick up, refuge, storage, refuge|
|3 hours admin|
|meeting with K re MB refuge, storage, refuge 9.30-2.30 + 2 hrs admin (C’s divorce)|
So that’s what I do (not including monthly Board meetings). I never know how to tell people what I do, so I asked the Board to quantify it for me, and this is what they came up with……
- Coordinate donations
- I get people stuff
- Advocacy – Personal and Public
- Social media
- Woman’s Refuge
- Make the work visible / profile
- Community Liaison
I hope that covers it! I’m still learning what I do, really, and every day is something different. I couldn’t do any of it without the grace of the refuges I have relationships with, and the Aunties. That’s you. So thank you for letting me live my dream, and do this job that is my all consuming passion. I am incredibly grateful, and immensely privileged.